Just any FYI ladies and gents….if you ever get on the train without buying a ticket, please be aware of the light rail Po-Po.
This guy, let’s call him Gameboy, got on and was fully immersed in his handheld game system. When the ticket agent stepped to the door of the train a few stops later, ole Gameboy didn’t see him standing there…which was his opportunity to step off and walk away a free man.
Instead he was knee deep in dragons and wizards (I’m guessing…kinda) and steadily button mashing. Then the ticket agent yelled “Tickets please!” Ole buddy nearly crapped his pants….busted! When it was time to pull out his ticket, Gameboy had none. So the agent told him he would be back.
When we got to the next station, my man tried out his best Carl Lewis (just dated myself uh oh), I mean Usain Bolt impersonation. Before he could step off the platform, the ticket agent was right there with pen and pad in hand.
The moral of the story: if you’re gonna do something wrong like not pay for your ticket, please be fully aware of your surroundings. Be on your P’s and Q’s people.
Star Trek Into Darkness
This iteration of the Star Trek series picks up a few years after the events of the last movie which was released back in 2009. All of the familiar faces return from Spock, Captain Kirk, Bones, Sulu, Uhura, Chekov, and Scotty. There are a couple of new characters that play major roles as well, in John Harrison and Dr Carol Marcus.
J.J. Abrams has done a fantastic job in reinventing and (kinda) rebooting this series. The best part is, you don’t have to see any of the older Trek series or movies to understand what’s going on. It is, however, important that you see the 2009 release. Continue reading
Peeples is a comedy staring Craig Robinson as Wade Walker and Olivia Pope, I mean Kerry Washington as Grace Peeples. They are a couple living together in NYC who seem really happy. Wade is regular guy while Olivia…..darnit, I mean Grace, is from a prominent family whose lifestyle differs from your average household. Then one day, Wade becomes ready to take their relationship farther by meeting her family. Grace tries her best to convince him that it’s not a great idea. Wade agrees, but soon changes his mind and sets out to surprise her at her family’s home. This is where the true fun begins.
Peeples is surprisingly a funny movie. It’s not the comedy of the century by any stretch, but it is very pleasing. I had several laugh out loud moments, and so will you.
It’s worth the General Admission price
Olympus Has Fallen
Olympus Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler is a thrill ride that will have you wanting more. It tells the story of a former secret service agent who is put the test when the White House and America are placed under attack by terrorists. He fights his way through turmoil and violence to rescue his Commander in Chief and to achieve the redemption he has sought for so long.
This movie has everything that any fan of action films crave; over the top action, a believable plot, and a great hero to pull for. Movies like this have been few and far between as of late. So, it was rather refreshing to see Mr Butler prove himself to be a true action star.
Although this movie is far from perfect, I would still recommend you go see it.
It’s worth a General Admission purchase.
How early is too early, and how generous is too generous? As I was walking up the stairs of the train station (nearly passing out btw…uugh time to get back in the gym) I was slapped in the face by an unmistakable aroma. What aroma you may ask? ummmm hmmmm well, lets just say Smokie, Cheech & Chong, and any herbal expert would have been right at home.
As I walked towards the ticket station I had to plow through the smoke and tried to do my best boxer impersonation by bobbin’ and weavin’ until I reached my destination. After buying my ticket I look up and ole boy is standing right there beside me. ”Want some?” I just shook my head “No” and kept it pushin’ to the station.
So, again I ask: How early is too early, and how generous is too generous?